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Children reflected in stagnant Langic, South Sudan mud dyke. The 3rd straight year of extreme flooding. Shadow planet. 📷 @adrienne_surprenant @AP_Images

Why they do it: the gaze of the woman in the center.

(📷 @APfvergara Haitian migrants in Colombia wait to board boat to Panama border.)

Wonder how many “week in pix” will include @AlecBaldwin after fatal shooting? Takes very little for celebrity pics to make the rounds. These images certainly legit (accident or not; distraught or not) just as latest high profile record of gun violence. 📷Jim Weber @thenewmexican

Interested in @GettyImages pic & caption, the image featured in @TheAtlantic’s photos of the week. Is *man seeking items of value?* supposed to be more respectful or way to gloss over poverty/dumpster diving & taking visual advantage? Would you want to be depicted like this?

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